An important French Art Deco period walnut dining table by Parisian designer ‘Jules Leleu’. The simple rectangular plane of the top slab is veneered in figured book-matched walnut and is supported on two bold U-shaped ends, each resting on a rectangular foot with brushed metal trim and united by a stout walnut stretcher. The table comes with two custom-made matching leaves which are stored in a custom-built cabinet when not in use. The table is an impressive twelve feet long fully extended. C. 1930
This table is part of a very rare original matched Art Deco dining suite we are fortunate to have taken in on consignment. All pieces signed, ‘Jules Leleu’.
Leleu studied at the Academie des Beaux-Arts with Theophile Deman and in Brussels at the Ecole Jean Goujon and at Ecole des Arts Appliques in France. After fighting in World War I, Jules returned home and opened his gallery, Maison Leleu. In 1925 he won the grand prize at the Exposition Industrielle et Arts Decoratifs. Leleu’s style transitioned from neotraditionalism of the 1920s to more simple techniques in the 1930s. In the 1940s, Jules Leleu furniture became more decorative and reinterpreted. He designed decors for French embassies, royal residences and interiors and suites for more than 20 great French oceanliners. His work continued into the 1950s-when he worked with his two children, son Andre and daughter, Paule. Jules Leleu passed in 1961 leaving a lifelong legacy of influence on French design.
95″ Wide x 43″ Deep x 29″ Tall
Comes with Two leaves which adds 24″ each side making a total of 143″ wide.